CHAFFETZ - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAFFETZ News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Hatch leads on access for disabled, but other Utahns fall short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765899-82/guidelines-students-technology-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765899-82/guidelines-students-technology-access.html.csp">Op-ed: Hatch leads on access for disabled, but other Utahns fall short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sachin Pavathran</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:04.7-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twenty-four years after he helped author the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sen. Orrin Hatch is still leading the charge as a champion for people with disabilities. In February he joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to introduce a bill that improves access to instructional materials for students with disabilities. As a blind Utahn pursuing a doctoral degree, I am proud that Hatch continues to be a leader for equal access. Hatch is also a conservative touchstone. After 40 years, he has b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765899@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57763058-64/utah-rep-trib-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57763058-64/utah-rep-trib-meeting.html.csp">News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T10:54:30.027-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list. Report: Inversion, oil & gas development creating bad air in Utah. Chaffetz questions $400k camel. Happy Wednesday. For yesterday's April Fools fun, The Washington Post put together a list of 15 political things that are actually true even if they sound completely made up, i.e. that Congress once appropriated money to blow out the walls of the Senate because of worries the stuffy air was killing its members and that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763058@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:30 MDT Editorial: Dark Money probes should not be sidetracked by politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699054-82/chaffetz-http-irs-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699054-82/chaffetz-http-irs-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Dark Money probes should not be sidetracked by politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T01:01:03.561-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Jason Chaffetz dropped off his filing papers with the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office the other day, he did more than become the favorite to win a fourth term as the 3rd District’s member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also emerged as a good bet to head up the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Here’s how that could be a good thing. Chairman Chaffetz could ease up on the Fox News-friendly investigation of the Internal Revenue Service and start investigati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699054@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Bishop, Chaffetz hoping to lead committees in next Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57682376-90/bishop-chaffetz-chairman-chairmanships.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57682376-90/bishop-chaffetz-chairman-chairmanships.html.csp">Bishop, Chaffetz hoping to lead committees in next Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T23:02:05.788-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants to wield the congressional gavel — and subpoena power — that can make the White House quake. Rep. Rob Bishop is hoping to land the chairmanship that oversees America’s public lands. These two Utahns in the U.S. House are in line — or trying to be — to head powerful committees in the next congressional session, a possible position of authority the state has never seen on that side of Capitol Hill. Chaffetz, an up-and-coming GOP star, has been campaigning h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682376@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:02:05 MDT Op-ed: Chaffetz is tackling Internet sales-tax issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57667195-82/state-retailers-states-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57667195-82/state-retailers-states-sales.html.csp">Op-ed: Chaffetz is tackling Internet sales-tax issue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nathan Mehrens</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:04.487-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Main Street retailers have faced tough competition from online competitors and federal government rules have worked against them. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to find a way to restore state control over sales tax collections and take the federal government’s thumb off the competitive scale. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week led by Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., and Chaffetz to look at the issue and ways to resolve it. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667195@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Catholics, evangelicals press Chaffetz, other Republicans on immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57672859-80/immigration-advocates-leaders-press.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57672859-80/immigration-advocates-leaders-press.html.csp">Catholics, evangelicals press Chaffetz, other Republicans on immigration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T17:29:03.781-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders have met with top House Republicans to argue for action this year on immigration legislation. Bishops from Washington state, California and Utah joined advocates in a series of private meetings on Wednesday with Reps. Paul Ryan, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Jason Chaffetz. They also met with Speaker John Boehner’s top aide on immigration. They said they told the lawmakers that a vote this year is a moral urgency as immigrant families struggle w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57672859@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:29:03 MDT D.C. Notebook: Why Obama’s budget is dead on arrival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57646881-90/budget-lee-congress-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57646881-90/budget-lee-congress-obama.html.csp">D.C. Notebook: Why Obama’s budget is dead on arrival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T01:01:02.719-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Thousands of hours of work piled into hundreds of pages, a slew of conference calls and speeches and for what? President Barack Obama unveiled his budget last week for the upcoming fiscal year, prompting reporters to spend hours digging into the details and members of Congress to issue stock statements on how it’s the worst thing to ever come out of the White House (GOP response) or how this spending plan will help the middle class and lift the poor from despair (Democrats’ talk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57646881@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah’s CUP doesn’t runneth over in Obama’s budget http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631195-90/budget-chaffetz-construction-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631195-90/budget-chaffetz-construction-cup.html.csp">Utah’s CUP doesn’t runneth over in Obama’s budget</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T22:35:58.49-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is proposing $5 million toward a construction project to bring water from the Wasatch Back to the populated areas in Salt Lake and Utah counties — a fourth of what the government spent two years ago. Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, released Tuesday, suggests $5 million, plus another $1 million in administrative costs, for the Central Utah Project, a line item that has been targeted for cuts in previous Obama budgets. In 2008, the project was tagged at $40 million ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57631195@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:35:58 MDT Unlike Mitt Romney, Jason Chaffetz opposes Count My Vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591707-90/chaffetz-utah-vote-count.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591707-90/chaffetz-utah-vote-count.html.csp">Unlike Mitt Romney, Jason Chaffetz opposes Count My Vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span>

The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T20:47:42.871-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Monday opposed the Count My Vote initiative, which seeks to replace Utah’s political caucus and convention system with direct primaries. His stance came the day after Count My Vote backers touted former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s endorsement of the initiative. Chaffetz, who campaigned for Romney’s failed White House bid in 2012, told lawmakers in his annual appearance before the Utah Legislature that he never would have been able to oust 12-yea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591707@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:47:42 MDT